Flights to Etihad Airways’ newest destination, Alexandria in Egypt, are now on sale, following approval by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority for Etihad to operate four flights a week between Etihad’s home base in Abu Dhabi and Alexandria’s El Nouzha Airport, commencing July 12 2010.

Return Coral Economy class fares are priced from AED 1,405, including taxes and charges and return Pearl Business class fares are priced from AED 5,415, including taxes and charges, available via, Etihad Shops across the UAE and through the airline’s travel agency partners.

Etihad Holidays is also offering a new range of holidays to Alexandria in conjunction with the new services, with three-night packages, breakfast and return airport transfers starting from AED 2,730.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “We expect the quality of Etihad’s award-winning services to be very well received by business and leisure travellers flying in both directions.

“We are pleased to be launching this new destination in time for the busy holiday period and are expecting our fares and new Etihad Holiday packages to sell quickly over the summer.”

Etihad will operate an Airbus A320 configured to carry 136 passengers on the route, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The new Alexandria service offers travellers convenient onward connections through Abu Dhabi to key destinations in the GCC, Australia, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent.

Alexandria is Etihad’s second Egyptian destination. Etihad has been operating to Cairo since November 2004 and now flies double daily to the Egyptian capital.